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November 7, 1891

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(19):739-740. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410970037007

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

In the possession of some descendants of John Murray, who was treasurer of the New York Hospital, nearly a hundred years ago, there are some very interesting reports of that venerable institution in its early days which your correspondent has lately had the opportunity of examining. These reports, or rather circulars of information, which are naturally yellow with age, but in an excellent condition of preservation, are printed on a single sheet of four quarto pages. The first of them commences as follows:

NO. I. CHARITY EXTENDED TO ALL. STATE OF THE NEW YORK HOSPITAL FOR THE YEAR 1797.  Below this is a wood-cut of the hospital building on lower Broadway, the front of which was about 125 feet in length. Then comes a list of the officers and governors, and this is followed by the names of the medical staff, the descendents of some of whom

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